Apply now for Participatory Arts and Mental Health Fund to improve the quality of arts and mental health provision in participatory settings at a community level, across Scotland,
Closing date: 18 Jul 2023
The Participatory Arts and Mental Health Fund aims to increase and improve the quality of arts and mental health provision in participatory settings at a community level, across Scotland, by supporting groups and organisations to try out new approaches or develop their existing work with people with mental health problems.
This fund is supported by and delivered in partnership with the Baring Foundation and the Mental Health Foundation.
The fund aims to support groups and organisations who use participatory arts and creative activity to promote positive mental health and wellbeing within community settings. Applicants should be able to demonstrate an ongoing and sustained commitment to delivering work in this area. We accept applications from a range of voluntary, not-for-profit organisations, associations, groups and clubs or consortiums/partnerships which have a strong community focus for their activities.
What the funding can be used for
The Participatory Arts and Mental Health fund will support a wide range of costs associated with delivering participatory arts projects. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Artist Fees
- Venue Hire
- Equipment and consumables can form part of your application but must not exceed 50% of the total request (this can include items which are needed for the delivery of the funded activity and will have longer term use after the end of the funded activity. Second hand equipment can be included where such equipment is no longer available new or where the equipment is in ‘as new’ condition or has a warranty.)
- Mentoring and supervision for artists
- Mental health and wellbeing support for artists
- Training costs
- Access costs
- Travel for participants
- Monitoring and evaluation
- Project management/co-ordination
You can apply for a minimum of £3,000 and a maximum of £30,000, and our intention is to award funding at the levels requested by applicants (i.e., we will avoid offering reduced awards).
We expect to support between 5 and 10 applications, depending on the level of demand. The Fund has a total budget of £145,000 for this round.
This fund is supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. If you have any objections to receiving funding from this source – for example some applicants do not wish to receive money from sources of gambling – then please tell us and if successful we can arrange for the funding to come from other sources.
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